On date night, you kind of need dinner to be a sure thing. Enter Food52 Genius Recipes, an upcoming cookbook based on Kristen Miglore's Food52 column, in which she tracks down the recipe world's greatest hits. Perfect Pan-Seared Steaks, Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette and Chocolate Mousse will make for an impressive candlelit feast. But these are more than just really good recipes. Culled from chefs, bloggers and food world legends like Julia Child and James Beard, these are dishes that are so smart they'll change the way you approach food, making you a better cook. Thankfully, this doesn't mean a marathon of steps and fussing. Genius recipes aren't about more work; they're about better work.

Price: $35